April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

Ludum Dare 26 — April 26-29th, 2013
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Top Entries - Humor

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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web (Unity) | Source

You have one job, and that's to get the potato.

And you have 5 seconds to do it.

Can YOU get enough potatoes to reach the secret speci ...
- Humor
- Coolness
#5 - Audio
#23 - Fun
#70 - Mood
#95 - Overall
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Web (Flash) | Source

SHOOT CAR (X), SHIT PANTS (IRL) ...
- Fun
- Humor
#18 - Audio
#53 - Overall
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Web (Unity) | Source

Renowned art critic, Brian Sewell has been digitized and is ready to offer some criticism on your minimalist artistic offerings. Be warned, ...
- Coolness
- Humor
#11 - Audio
#25 - Theme
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Web

A simple boardgame about Potatoes & Minimalism.
NOT AS SIMPLE AS IT LOOKS!
The rules and board are in the link. Enjoy. ...
- Coolness
#4 - Humor
#53 - Innovation
5.

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

Destroy all the Minimalists with an underground Potato legion ...
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Web (Compo) | Web (Jam) | Source

This is a "minimal" game. Descriptions and screenshots might spoil it, so you might as well just click (all in browser, just using the mouse ...
- Coolness
#6 - Humor
#38 - Innovation
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Web (Flash) | Source

Please don't take it seriously. It has been made in 12 hours on my Sunday :'D ...
#7 - Humor
8.

Windows (Java) | Web | Source | Coding Timelapse (Youtube) | Gameplay Video (Youtube)

Can Steve reach enlightenment? Probably not. But with your help he stands a chance!

His quest: to meditate his way to oneness with the un ...
- Coolness
#8 - Humor
9.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

Robo Hipster Annihilator 9000
(Z) - Interact
(X) - Annihilate
Arrows Keys - Move

The Robot Overlord has issued an important missio ...
- Coolness
#9 - Humor
10.

Win/Mac/Linux (JAR) | Source

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT DOESN'T RUN!

Dance to minimal techno music as Piet Mondrian, the better you do the more abstract you become!

...
#10 - Humor
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Web | Source

As you age you get larger making it harder to avoid the obstacles of life. How far down the road can you get?

I CHALLENGE YOU TO BEAT 20! ...
- Coolness
#11 - Humor
#85 - Fun
11.
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Web | Source

Minimum gameplay!
Minimum reason!
Maximum art!

Flixel + Photoshop + Potato ...
- Coolness
#11 - Humor
13.

Web (Canvas) | Source (Git)

The Minimisealist,

Minimise popup windows as they appear so you can continue giving your important technology presentation.

(Note: no ...
#13 - Humor
14.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Timelapse | Source

A little Nerd-Simulation(ok, basicly it's a game of skills).

Short, funny and with a global highscore (klick the submit score button on ...
- Coolness
#14 - Humor
15.

Web | Source

It's all about the minimalism. And the potato. It's ALL about the potato.

This is a humourous lemonade stand game in a single self-contai ...
- Coolness
#15 - Humor
16.
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Windows/Flash | Source

Both the Flash and Standalone Windows versions are hosted on the same Gamejolt page, which is handy. If the Flash one runs badly for you, pl ...
- Coolness
#16 - Humor
#30 - Audio
#34 - Fun
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Windows | Web | Source

You have only one string in your guitar! Can you play it!????

Made with Flashpunk on FlashDevelop. The sounds were recorded from my guita ...
- Coolness
#16 - Humor
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Web | Source

Need WebGL browser to play, like Firefox or Chrome.
It's a minimalistic RPG, veeeery old school-like. Hope you enjoy. ...
#18 - Humor
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Windows | OS/X | Timelapse | Android(post-compo) | Source (.gmk)

My second Ludum Dare!

Controls:
- Left & right arrow keys
- Spacebar

Summary:
Help Mr Peng defend his Mini Castle while notorious ...
- Coolness
#5 - Graphics
#18 - Humor
#28 - Fun
#33 - Overall
#62 - Mood
#87 - Audio
20.

Windows / Linux / OSX / Solaris | Source

Well here it is, Comic Sans: The Game. It's built using java on top of the Slick2D library, and should work on all systems (spoiler: It prob ...
- Coolness
#20 - Humor
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Realistic version | Web | Source

When the theme " minimalism " has been revealed, a lot of game developpers (including me) were disappointed.
This game is for them (and me) ...
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Web | Source (.fla, direct download) | Timelapse

The Minimalism Quest tells the story of a guy who embraces the phylosophy of minimalism (getting rid of what is not necessary) a little bit ...
- Coolness
#21 - Humor
#32 - Graphics
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Web (Flash) | Web (Post-Compo) | Timelapse | Source

Have you ever wanted to get a high score? What if your life depended on it?

You are a researcher who has accidentally been shrunken down ...
- Coolness
#8 - Innovation
#21 - Humor
24.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web (Unity webplayer) | Source

A minimalistic take on committing the perfect crime. All you need to do is move the body to get off scot-free! ...
- Coolness
#24 - Humor
#72 - Innovation
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Web (flash) | source

Story: You are a worker on an assembly line.
Your mission: Build some Mr Potato De La Pomme De Terre
Tip: do things at your own pace (dr ...
#25 - Humor
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Web | Source

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27.

Windows/OSX/Linux | Web | Android | Source

I wasn't planning on doing Ludum Dare this weekend, but when I saw that the bonus theme was potatoes, I had to participate. After a little l ...
#27 - Humor
28.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

Had some time left during the jam
so made a small compo entry
thx max! ...
#28 - Humor
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Windows | Source | Html5 | Timelapse | postmortem

As a gamer, you want to explore, solve problems, save the world, etc. But what do you do when the character you play wants to do as little a ...
- Coolness
#29 - Humor
#45 - Overall
#49 - Graphics
#53 - Mood
#70 - Fun
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Windows | Web | Source

Thumbing through your smartphone at midnight during a thunderstorm on Saturday the 13th wasn't as safe an activity as you thought, because s ...
- Coolness
#29 - Humor
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web (UnityPlayer) | Source

What if Pong was massively multiplayer? What would happen? You should find out! ...
- Coolness
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#33 - Innovation
#53 - Overall
#60 - Fun
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Play on web (Flash) | Source | Walkthrough | Postmortem

This is not a minimalist game

You're a mighty warrior, and you spend your life doing quests for various NPC in a medieval fantastic setti ...
- Coolness
#18 - Overall
#31 - Humor
#46 - Mood
#63 - Theme
#80 - Fun
33.

Web

Hiya,

A game about minimalism I guess.
Maybe not a game by the bay but I wanted to learn a few things in AS3.

Made with Flash and AS3 ...
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#33 - Humor
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Web (Unity) | Windows | Mac | Source

Just one gun, no ammo, and no complex terrain. "Shoot (AAA_FPS_GOTY)" only contains the elements that are absolutely required for a fun PEW ...
- Coolness
#34 - Humor
#48 - Fun
#82 - Overall
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TIE

Windows | Source

Move, click, drag and shake your mouse to play through 20 mini-games!

The way the game works is that it chooses a random mini-game for yo ...
- Coolness
#11 - Fun
#34 - Humor
#74 - Overall
36.
TIE

Desktop (Windows/Linux/Mac OS X) | Android | Web | Source

A game of wit and dexterity. Crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentations of their women.

Requires Java on Wi ...
- Coolness
#36 - Humor
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Web | Source

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Web | SWF | Source

[Update]: Added instructions to the third game (Dream City) - if this is an unacceptable update, please inform me so i can remove it.

-- ...
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#36 - Humor
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48h Compo Version | Post-Compo Enhanced Edition | Source | Timelapse (Vimeo)

NOW IN 2 DISTINCT FLAVORS: VANILLA COMPO VERSION AND CHOCOLATE POST-COMPO ENHANCED EDITION.

A game of collecting dots... or a confrontati ...
- Coolness
#36 - Humor
40.

Windows | Web | Source

NOTE: If you are playing the web version press F11 to go into fullscreen mode.

Reach the exit. That's all you have to do. Looks easy.

...
- Coolness
#40 - Humor
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Web | Source

A Couple of Questions is a Murder Mystery set entirely within an interrogation room.

Bill Hamilton has been murdered: Whodunit? His jealo ...
- Coolness
#41 - Humor
#97 - Mood
41.
TIE

Windows (.exe) | Source MMF2 (.mfa)

(First, my apologizes for my horrible school english :p)

"Escape" is my second Ludum Dare game (previous was the #24) and I think I get o ...
#41 - Humor
43.
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HTML5/JS Online Link | JavaScript Source

I learned how to make a browser-based game just for this Dare. Also I have a final tomorrow.

I think a last-minute sleep-deprived change ...
#43 - Humor
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Web | Source

It's a game distilled down to its most minimal elements: Interactivity, Conflict, Choice, Achievement, and Win/Lose. You collect potatoes a ...
#43 - Humor
#82 - Theme
43.
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Windows | Web | Source

moomieware is my compilation of simple tasks, I wasn't sure how to approach the theme, but this is what I came out with.

Two buttons are ...
#43 - Humor
46.

Play (web) | Gameplay video | Timelapse | Source (soon)

Use ARROWS / WASD to move, and SPACE to swap controls between Minnie (pink) & Malism (orange).

The two submarines are equipped with minim ...
- Coolness
- Graphics
#17 - Overall
#46 - Humor
#53 - Fun
#54 - Mood
#89 - Audio
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TIE

Windows | Web | Source

Description:
You're working at Cutato Factory. Your Job is to peel all the incoming potatoes. As time goes, conveyor will go faster! Try to ...
#47 - Humor
47.
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Web | Source

A very short Walk'and'Click-kind of Adventure.

Plot:
The player is getting sick of his everyday office job and luxurious lifestyle. He s ...
#47 - Humor
#61 - Graphics
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Web(Unity) | Win(x64) | Win(x86) | MacOSX | Linux(x64 & x86)

Do you want to take part in a labyrinth enrichment enrichment?

Greyspace is a short FPP puzzle platformer with simplistic visuals, extrav ...
- Coolness
#47 - Humor
#72 - Overall
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Web

Retro Program Graphics is a turn based role-playing game, which switches between 8-bits graphics and isometric 3D. ...
#50 - Humor
#81 - Graphics
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Web (72 hour jam) | Web | .exe | .exe (72 hour jam) | Source. heheh.

MATAR! TO KILL!

The theme is minimalism, so im gonna keep this description minimal too.



this game seemed less weird in my head.. ...
- Coolness
#50 - Humor
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Windows | OS/X / Linux | Web port | Android port | Source

This is the unholy offspring of Rogue and Breakout. To play, make sure that Java 6 or later is on your path, extract the zip file then run i ...
- Coolness
#52 - Humor
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Web

A minimalistic view of Work! ...
#52 - Humor
#62 - Mood
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Windows | Web

Notes update: I guess I could point out there are two possible endings? lol

Original text: I actually made this game in about six hours. ...
- Coolness
#52 - Humor
55.

Web | Source | Post-Mortem

"Scout Droid Bravo 325 Jr" is a puzzle game that was inspired by the following "minimalist" quote:

"Perfection is achieved, not when ther ...
- Coolness
#55 - Humor
56.

Windows | Source (.love) | WebGL (might work, might not)

Since this LD's theme is "Minimalism", I've made a game where you play as a minimalist painter. You are trying to sell artworks to build up ...
- Coolness
#9 - Innovation
#15 - Theme
#32 - Audio
#39 - Mood
#56 - Humor
#58 - Overall
#85 - Fun
57.

Windows/Linux | OS/X (might not work) | Gameplay Video | Timelapse Video | Source

Hint: There are random fights in the sewers. You should at least go through two of them so you are trained well enough for the next level.
...
- Coolness
#57 - Humor
58.

Web | Source

this is a game in which you are to hook on to the cart ahead of you and see how long can you last. ...
#58 - Humor
59.

Windows/OSX/Linux | GitHub | Source

[placeholder]

A game in development, for Ludum Dare #26

Controls:
Arrow Keys
Spacebar, sometimes
Tab, rarely
!! R to restart a lev ...
- Coolness
#36 - Fun
#59 - Humor
#72 - Overall
#82 - Innovation
60.
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Windows (w/src) | OS/X (UNTESTED) | Linux (x86/x86_64, w/src) | Web (Unity web player) | Source

Choose your own adventure! 8 exotic locations, 5 endings, 2 surprise endings!

Now with Linux, and separate source code!

Futile can be ...
- Coolness
#60 - Humor
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Web (Flash, original release) | v0.2.2 (Flash on Kong)

no preloader, yet. sorry.

you can grab the music here https://soundcloud.com/justfinefin/transform-this

Tools used:
- Adobe Flash CS ...
- Coolness
#60 - Humor
#79 - Audio
62.

Web [ HTML5 ] | Source [ CAPX ]

So, manoeuvre your spuds around the obstacle course, half blind and deliver the taters into the sack.

Controls are arrow keys, press down ...
- Coolness
#11 - Graphics
#29 - Overall
#32 - Audio
#56 - Fun
#62 - Humor
63.
TIE

Web | Source

An action beat-em-up.

Keyboard Controls:

W,A,S,D - Move
K - Jump
J - Attack

With minimalism as the theme I figured lots of people ...
- Coolness
#63 - Humor
63.
TIE

Windows

video of the game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOnpbwWNy_c&feature=youtu.be

Requires XNA framework to play. the setup should let you k ...
- Coolness
#63 - Humor
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Web | Source (repository) | Source (zip) | french version

The game emphasis narration and will bring you to a minimalist world that may not be exactly what it seems... discover the truth behind, ill ...
- Coolness
#31 - Mood
#65 - Humor
#90 - Innovation
65.
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Web | Post-compo | Source

Keyboard controls are cursor keys & Ctrl OR WSAD & M.

An awful alien couple, DaYviDD and FiYoNARR, from the galactic megacity have invade ...
- Coolness
#65 - Humor
65.
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Web | Source

Play with mouse and keyboard. Rules unknown. Beware: TOWLR. ...
#65 - Humor
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HTML5

HTML5 game. You are up and coming in the modern art world. Try to match the artistry of past masters of the craft. Can you withstand the ...
- Coolness
#68 - Humor
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Web | Source

With Diet Simulator 2013 now you too can experience the Thrills of Dieting(TM) from the comfort of your own chair, sofa or other sedentary p ...
- Coolness
#68 - Humor
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TIE

Web (Flash) | Soundtrack | Source

Wow, I really, really outdid myself this time.

Here's my entry this time. It's a super-fun arcade-style top-down shooter, in the veins o ...
- Audio
- Fun
- Coolness
#16 - Overall
#70 - Humor
70.
TIE

Windows | Source

Angry Reviewer is a game inspired by 'Mukti Paul's review of Mike Bithells game; "Thomas was alone".
You play as an angry video game review ...
#70 - Humor
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Commodore 64 | Windows | Longplay | Vice | Source

PONK in 1kb made on a real C64 in around 8h.

Hint: Press Fire button to ...
#5 - Theme
#70 - Humor
73.

Windows | Web | Source

EDIT: updated web link to Kongregate to deal with bandwidth issues


Finished my first ever compo entry! Huzzah?! An extremely short poin ...
- Coolness
#73 - Humor
#82 - Overall
#84 - Audio
#91 - Graphics
#94 - Mood
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Web | Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

The dreamiest of fishing experiences.

Timelapse here: http://youtu.be/f__WJvRVu9E ...
#10 - Mood
#20 - Graphics
#23 - Overall
#51 - Audio
#66 - Innovation
#74 - Humor
74.
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Web | Source

Face the madness behind the fact of Flowf trying to become a game developer, who is going to accept!? ...
- Coolness
#74 - Humor
76.
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Flash (Compo) | Flash (Balance + Leaderboards + LD Badge) | Html5 (Compo) | Source

**Complete story mode (11 levels) to get "Hardcore coder" Ludum Dare badge! (postcompo version, badge will be given in 24 hours)**

**Do n ...
- Coolness
#76 - Humor
76.
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Web | Source | timelapse

Controls:
Space - everything
other key - Muffin

Just gray squares. Have fun!
- Granor

Edit: there are problems playing the game usi ...
#76 - Humor
76.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

You're a bunny.
You must EAT ALL THE VEGGIES!.
Falcon is trying to eat you. ...
- Coolness
#76 - Humor
76.
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Web (Post Compo) | Web (Applet) | Post mortem | Timelapse | Speedrun/Tutorial | Source

This is a game about a person who hates minimal art (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism). He hates it so much that he decides to ...
- Coolness
#76 - Humor
80.
TIE

Play now! (Web) | SWF | Post-Mortem | Source

A man forgets the inevitable and stand against everything and everywhere to save his only love. With water. Or maybe high fives.

The mini ...
- Coolness
#36 - Innovation
#80 - Humor
80.
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Web (Flash) | Source

A cute girl has a question to ask you! But you're a little shy... can you win her affection anyway?

- There's just one form of input: Cli ...
- Coolness
#80 - Humor
#82 - Innovation
#91 - Graphics
80.
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Web | Source

-- CONTROLS --
!!!STOMP TO FREE THE SOULS!!!
For an effective stomping press down arrow key when you are on top of your jump. It makes it ...
#80 - Humor
80.
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Windows | Web | Source

This is my first Ludum Dare. I created this entry with GameMaker Studio Pro, which I've been using for about three weeks. I'm not new to pro ...
- Coolness
#80 - Humor
80.
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Windows | Web | Source

Mike is a fresh new explorer, so he has not really a lot of experience.
In his thirst for adventure, he decides to pack his stuff and go.
...
#80 - Humor
85.
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Web / Flash | Template Source | Final Source

how many ninjas
----for your power to amass
today die in vain?

A short game based on the Conservation of Ninjutsu and some bad poetry ...
- Coolness
#85 - Humor
85.
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Web | Source

Well, here we go with my Ludum Dare entry. I hope you like it, it was great fun to make. I think I have stuck to the theme pretty well, and ...
- Coolness
#85 - Humor
#95 - Overall
87.

Windows | Source

My first ever entry for Ludum Dare.

Blue wants to go to space. The easiest way to do that is to just go up.

There is no music because ...
- Coolness
#86 - Mood
#87 - Humor
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Web (Flash) | Source

Thank you for showing interest in the game despite the AMAZING primary screenshot.

Controls are explained in game.

PRESS M TO MUTE/UNM ...
- Coolness
#88 - Humor
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web | walkthrough | src

violet is falling.
or perhaps, running.
possibly chasing something.
she doesn't remember.
but she knows something has gone very wrong.
...
- Coolness
#88 - Humor
88.
TIE

Windows | Web | Source

Hey guys, my entry is a lemmings-like escort game in a first-person environment. Get all the lemmings to the yellow room to beat the level. ...
#88 - Humor
88.
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Windows | Mirror | Source

The intention was to make a small roleplaying game where all the NPCs would say just a single word. The player would derive his goal/quest f ...
- Coolness
#85 - Fun
#88 - Humor
92.

Click Here to Play | Source Code

"You are, A Shadow" is a brain teasing psychology game written during Ludum Dare #26 or LD48 competition, themed "minimalism".
You are supp ...
#92 - Humor
93.
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Windows | video | Web | Source

Battery is a minimalist game about making sure your gaming device has battery power to keep playing. Very simplistic kinda of meta.
Hope yo ...
- Coolness
#22 - Overall
#23 - Fun
#45 - Innovation
#49 - Graphics
#57 - Mood
#93 - Humor
93.
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Windows | Cross-platform Jar | Source

Okay, cross-platform jar and Windows .exe file are now up as well.

This may perhaps be the only--and thus the best--game about rocket-pro ...
- Coolness
#93 - Humor
95.

Windows | Source

Controls:
SPACE to replenish ammunition
MOUSE aiming.
LMB shooting

This game is about defending your homeland...
Imagine being a farm ...
- Coolness
#95 - Humor
96.
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Windows | Source

Ladies and gentlemen of Ludum Dare, I give you:

Hubu Handler

While still generally opposed to the theme, I made the most of it, and en ...
#96 - Humor
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Windows [ 10 MB ] | SRC

Yes, it has NO CONTROLS! But you can still beat the game. ;) ...
- Coolness
#13 - Innovation
#42 - Graphics
#96 - Humor
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Web | Windows | Timelapse | Info | Source

Potato!

Hi all! Thanks for having a look. I couldn't quite get it to where I wanted inside the 48h as I thought "oh i'll have a little na ...
- Coolness
#96 - Humor
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Windows (560kb) | Ubuntu 32bit (560kb) | Raspbian (560kb) | Source (51kb)

Controls are as followed:

X : Talk to NPC / Use door
C : Attack
Cursor Keys : Move
M : Mute audio


Unfortunately it ended ...
- Coolness
#69 - Graphics
#83 - Mood
#96 - Humor
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Download | Download (small screen) | Source | Website

You play as a rather unfortunate test pilot aboard a "minimalistic" rocket ship (no unnecessary features such as slowing down or landing), w ...
- Coolness
#100 - Humor
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Web | Source | Timelapse

A platformer all taking place in one screen's worth of space with portals and level modification. Hence, a lot made from a little, which is ...
#100 - Humor

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